The Grand Valley owned the final round of the statewide 'Matchwits' competition with Palisade High School topping Grand Junction High School for the state title.

Matchwits is an academic quiz challenge similar to the game Jeopardy! Students from competing schools answer questions about English, math, history, science, current events and other categories selected by the organizers. The competition is open to all Colorado high schools.

Approximately 40 high schools were in this year's competition, which started online. The top 16 schools then met in Pueblo for the finals.

Following the elimination rounds, Palisade High School and Grand Junction High School competed in a tough championship round with Palisade taking home the trophy.

The trophy presentation will be at Palisade High School on Friday (April 15) at 8:45 a.m. High Schools interested in participating in next year's competition need to register by May 8.

[Rocky Mountain PBS]